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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 18-0 
 2. Southland S. 12-6 
 3. SC Rangers 11-7 
 4. Canterbury 10-8 
 5. Nelson G. 4-14 
 6. Taranaki MA 4-14 
 7. Taylor Hawks 4-14 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Corey WEBSTER
  Wellingt.
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Webster, Wellingt.25.3 
 2. Jones, Canterbury21.7 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.21.6 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury20.6 
 5. Wesley, Wellington S.19.5 
 6. Ross, SC Rangers19.1 
 7. Delany, Nelson G.18.0 
 8. Ongwae, Taranaki.18.0 
 9. Bartlett, Taylor H.16.9 
 10. Tait, SC Rangers16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel GOMIS
  Taranaki MA
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 10
 1. Gomis, Taranaki MA10.0 
 2. Pledger, Southlan.10.0 
 3. Williams, Taylor H.9.9 
 4. Kay, Southland S.9.2 
 5. Jones, Canterbury8.8 
 6. Dempster, Nelson G.8.1 
 7. Wesley, Wellington S.8.0 
 8. Egwu, SC Rangers7.6 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.7.5 
 10. Duinker, Wellingt.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Taylor H.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Kenny, Taylor H.7.9 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.6.5 
 3. Tait, SC Rangers5.8 
 4. Boucher, SC Rangers5.5 
 5. Kendle, Canterbury5.4 
 6. Norton, Southlan.5.4 
 7. Webster, Wellingt.5.3 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.4.6 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.4.6 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dillon BOUCHER
  SC Rangers
  (196-F-75)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Boucher, SC Rangers2.4 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.2.3 
 3. Ongwae, Taranaki.1.8 
 4. Webster, Wellingt.1.8 
 5. McCarron, SC Ra.1.7 
 6. Whippy, Canterbury1.7 
 7. Ross, SC Rangers1.5 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.1.4 
 9. Tait, SC Rangers1.3 
 10. Dempster, Nelson G.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Pledger, Southlan.1.8 
 2. Williams, Taylor H.1.6 
 3. Egwu, SC Rangers1.5 
 4. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.3 
 5. Wesley, Wellington S.0.9 
 6. Washington, Nelson G.0.9 
 7. Grim, Nelson G.0.8 
 8. Dawson, Canterbury0.6 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.0.6 
 10. Boucher, SC Rangers0.6 

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NBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Saints and Rangers to clash for title - Jun 3, 2016


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Torrey Craig
Wellington S. - Southland S. 79-75

Wellington Saints advanced into NBL Final after they held off Southland Sharks in the semifinal clash. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sharks won third quarter 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saints forced 19 Sharks turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Fijian forward Tai Wesley (201-86, college: Utah St.) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Alex Pledger (215-87, college: Belm.Abbey) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Australian power forward Nicholas Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Sharks. Four Saints and five Sharks players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Wellington S.: T.Craig 21+12reb+4ast, T.Wesley 20+6reb+2ast, S.Ili 13+4reb+5ast, B.Davis 13+5reb+1ast, B.Anthony 7+4reb, L.Henry 5+4reb
Southland S.: A.Pledger 17+11reb+2ast, N.Kay 16+6reb+3ast, D.Bailey 15+7reb+2ast, E.Bartlett 12+2reb+2ast, M.Norton 11+5reb+3ast, D.Raukawa 2+2reb+2ast
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Canterbury - Waitakere SCR 85-104

Waitakere reached the NBL title game as they rallied past Canterbury. The game was mostly controlled by Rangers. Rams managed to win third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by Rams helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Lindsay Tait (190-82) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth) chipped in 28 points and 5 assists. Four Rangers players scored in double figures. American guard McKenzie Moore (198-92, college: UTEP) produced 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 6 assists and naturalized American forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St.) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Waitakere SCR: C.Webster 28+3reb+5ast, T.Roberts 25+5reb+1ast, L.Tait 18+10reb+9ast, E.Devendorf 16+5reb+1ast, R.Te Rangi 9+3reb+1ast, M.Vukona 8+5reb+1ast
Canterbury: M.Moore 35+7reb+6ast, M.Jones 17+8reb+3ast, M.Karena 13+3reb, G.Dawson 8+6reb, E.Rusbatch 4+5reb+1ast, M.Whippy 4+5reb+3ast
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Paul Henare
NZ Breakers' coach Paul Henare slams team's performance in 39-point loss - 1 day ago
NZ Breakers coach Paul Henare would like to make a public apology to the people of Taranaki for his side's performance against Melbourne United on Tuesday night. New Plymouth's TSB Stadium hosted an Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) pre-season game between the two sides, with Melbourne cruising to a 101-62 win. While he said earlier in the week that the result wasn't their top priority, after the match Henare said the way the team played was a huge concern. "That was unacceptab...   [read more]

Kevin
Braswell
Saints' future uncertain - 1 month ago
Kevin Braswell will be back at the Wellington Saints next season, provided he has a team to coach. Saints owner Nick Mills confirmed on Thursday the 38-year-old American had re-signed on a two-year deal, with an option for both parties to get out after one season if they wanted to. Braswell guided the Saints to back-to-back National Basketball League titles in his first two seasons in charge, including a perfect 20-0 season this year. But Mills has been left miffed by a proposed rule chan...   [read more]

Brevin
Pritzl
Wisconsin Badgers defeat NZ Breakers squad 85-75 in tour opener - 1 month ago
Wisconsin got off to a winning start on its five-game trip to New Zealand and Australia on Tuesday, beating an NZ Breakers squad 85-75. The Badgers were tied 57-57 after three quarters but pulled away to win the first of their two games in New Zealand. Wisconsin, the alma mater of current Breakers shooting guard Kirk Penney, will next play a Breakers selection in Tauranga on Thursday before playing three games in Australia on the 12-day trip. Sophomore Brevin Pritzl (6'3''-G) led Wisconsi...   [read more]


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